This year’s Spring Fling, which hosted the first ever Bungo Bake-Off, was a great community success. Over 200 people made it along over the course of a beautiful morning to a packed Queens Park Baptist Church to enjoy a variety of craft stalls and consume a LOT of tea and cake.
The Bungo Bake-Off competition grabbed the imagination of budding bakers in the area and 13 cakes were entered. There was an array of wonderful cakes on offer and we really were amazed at the effort people made! Thanks so much to everyone who entered, though a special mention goes to the winners:
Sharon Schwepps (1st prize)
Polly Le Grand (2nd prize)
Alison Crystal (3rd prize)
Alexander Thomson (Children’s prize winner)
They won prizes kindly donated by Gusto and Relish, Locavore and Rock n Rollers.
With so many cakes in the competition and tonnes of home baking made for the Spring Fling, we were still left with a lot of sweet treats at the end of the event. Not wanting it to go to waste, all leftover cake and biscuits was donated to Oxton House Care Home in Marywood Square and Glasgow City Mission.
We’re already thinking how we can better the Spring Fling for next year and possibly expand upon that baking competition….
Strathbungo Community Clear Up (Brighter Bungo)
Sunday 13th March 2016
Meet at the corner of Nithsdale Road & Moray Place (Sammy Dow’s/Lebowskis)
Time: between 11 am & 1 pm
If you have a wheelbarrow please bring it along.
We are delighted to announce the full range of prizes for lucky winners of the first ever Bungo Bake-Off to be announced on March 19th at the Spring Fling…..
For adults, the top prize is a voucher for lunch for two at Gusto and Relish, our wonderful local eatery, plus the fabulous opportunity to work with James and his team as guest baker and for your Bake-Off winning cake to be sold in Gusto and Relish – (James has kindly suggested that proceeds go to the Strathbungo Society, so that is a great prize for us too!).
Second prize comes courtesy of Rock and Rollers, our neighbourhood hair and beauty salon, who have given a voucher for a cut and blow dry plus some lovely hair products for the runner-up.
And for the third prize winner, our inspiring local social enterprise Locavore has donated a £10 voucher for their shop, and we also have an additional prize – a box of assorted flavoured coffee beans, mug and coaster.
And for the children’s competition, we are delighted that Gusto and Relish will give the top three prize-winners a complimentary milkshake. They will also receive selected baking-related equipment – such as cup cake cases, whisk, cake book – from the Strathbungo Society.
Thanks to Gusto and Relish, Rock and Rollers, and Locavore for their support of the Spring Fling and the Bungo Bake-Off. The Strathbungo Society is really grateful for your kindness.
Locavore has also kindly offered 10% of baking ingredients bought in the shop that will be used in baking your cake/s for the Bungo Bake-Off. Thanks very much!
So, we hope that has inspired everyone to get baking!
Following last month’s no show due to high winds, Weans in the Lanes is back with a vengeance this Sunday 6th March from 10am-12pm. As before, look out for bunting at the end of lanes to know which ones are taking part. Feel free to bring any toys, scooters, sticks, crayons etc along and enjoy the morning!
For all the budding Mary Berry’s out there, here are the guidelines for Strathbungo’s first ever Bungo Bake-Off taking place at the Spring Fling on Saturday 19th March.
BAKE-OFF BRIEFING 2016.
Note: these guidelines apply to all those who enter the Bake-Off.
– All those entering their cakes are expected to be amateur bakers.
– Bakers are invited to submit a cake or a plate of cakes for the Bake-Off that they have made themselves from scratch – to the theme of ‘Spring’.
– Bakers can submit only one entry.
– All cakes are to be delivered to the Spring Fling event on Saturday March 19th at Queens Park Baptist Church Hall at the latest by 10.00. Any cakes arriving after 10.00 may be excluded from the judging.
– The judging will take place between 10.00 and 11.00 when the event opens and will be undertaken by officers of the Strathbungo Society.
– Judging will be on the grounds of taste and appearance, and judges’ decisions are final.
– All cakes, once judged and winners having been notified, will then be donated to the Spring Fling Tea Room and sold to benefit the Strathbungo Society.
– All winners will be advised before the event opens, and winners’ names and winning entries will be available at the event for public viewing.
– Winners are asked to make themselves available for any media interest and coverage that may arise from this event.
If you have any other questions, please contact email@example.com
The Strathbungo Society’s annual Spring Fling is back on Saturday March 19th at the Queens Park Baptist Church, Queens Drive from 11am-2pm.
Alongside lots of craft stalls and workshops for kids, we will be launching the first ever Bungo Bake-Off! Enter your Spring themed cake into the competition and win the chance to be a star baker at Gusto and Relish. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org and keep checking back here for details.
BITBL 2016 will be held on Saturday 18th June. To help make the day a success a team of willing volunteers is needed to plan, organise and run the event.
If you are interested in getting involved, the first planning meeting for BITBL 2016 will be held at the Den, The Bungo on Tuesday 23rd February at 7.30pm.
If you unable to come along on the night and wish to volunteer please send an e-mail to email@example.com to record your interest.
Always fond of a bit of advance planning, we thought people would like to hear Bungo In The Back Lanes 2016 will be taking place this year on Saturday 18th June. from 1-4pm. So SAVE THE DATE!
As ever, we would love for help in the lead up to the event and on the actual day. Attending a Strathbungo Society Monthly Meeting is a good way to find out more about volunteers needed. The next one is at 7.30pm on Tuesday February 16th, downstairs at The Bungo.
WIth heavy rain and 50mph winds forecast for tomorrow morning, we are going to cancel Weans in the Lanes this month.
We would continue in the rain but the winds sound a bit much for small people. So, the next WITL will be on Sunday 6th March.
After a festive break, Weans in the Lanes is back this coming Sunday 7th February from 10am-12pm. Lanes taking part are:
Regent Park Square / Queen Square
Marywood Square / Vennard Gardens
Vennard Gardens / Thorncliffe Avenue
Look out for bunting at the end of the lanes to let you know they are open ready for play!